Tibet Train Tours – Qinghai-Tibet Railway
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Tibet Train Tours – Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Update: Nov. 1st, 2012

Tibet Train Tours – Qinghai-Tibet Railway

After Qinghai-Tibet Railway was put into operation, more tourists could do a Tibet tour with less expense. It is pretty convenient for tourists to join the Tibet train tours. Tourists in Gangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing, Xi'an and Xining could board on the train heading toward Lhasa directly.

Tibet Train Tours – Brief Introduction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

The construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway greatly promoted the development of Tibet tourism. The tourist income takes more than 5 percent of the general income of Tibet every year. There were 0.45 million tourists visited Tibet early in 1999. The cost of a Tibet tour is pretty high before the construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway was formally put into operation on July 1st, 2006. There is an increasingly number of tourists would like to join the Tibet train tours. It is a fact that enters into Tibet by train is much more economical compared to get to Lhasa by air. Besides, the picturesque plateau landscape along the railway also attracted large number of tourists.

Tibet Train Tour – Factors of Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway has a total length of 1956 kilometers from Xining to Lhasa. It is 814 kilometers long from Xining to Golmud and this section was constructed and opened between late 1950s to middle 1980s. The section between Golmud to Lhasa is 1142 kilometers long and this section was put into operation on July 1st, 2006.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway leads the tourists across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with rough natural condition. The highest point of the railway has an altitude of 5072 meters. It is regarded as a miracle around the world. The construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway plays important role in the promotion of the local economic and culture communication between Tibet and the inland cities.

Tourists planning a Tibet train tour could enjoy the amazing natural landscapes of Tuotuo River, Tanggula Mountains, Cuona Lake, Damgxung and Yampachen.

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